Funded! This project was successfully funded on April 7, 2012.

Update #7

Long Overdue Update - 40% Goal Hit and Surpassed!

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I have a little explaining to do.

I have been buried trying to get my printing, t-shirts and details (finding whole corn in Brooklyn is a very difficult task let me assure you) together for this exhibition. To top it off, I was in bed most of the day feeling miserable. My wife said something about me working on this project too much. :) I am little bit behind on updating. I have been blown away with the pledges! Thank you so much for your support! We hit the next 40% goal and shot past to 47%. We are almost halfway there! Of course we have a daunting way to go, but I prefer to see the glass half full rather than half empty (again, my wife is a great help in this matter). So we just have around half a glass left to fill!

A photo by my dad, Ed White, Darin and Shannon White Family Photo by Graffiti, 2011

I know that many people wait till the last minute to pledge. Ok people, it is pretty much the last minute! Let's do this thing! If you have a specific reward that you would prefer over one that is currently offered, let me know. Let's make a deal!

I want to issue another challenge/goal. We have $2,640 left to pledge and 3 days to do so. Feasible? With your help...ABSOLUTELY! I have been stretched far more than I am comfortable with on this project. I really am not a fan of asking people for the assistance, but I realize this is something that I just can't do on my own, and I appreciate how much you all have pledged and supported and tweeted and emailed and got the word out. With THREE days left, may I again ask for your last push in this effort to fund this project?! I am going to be so glad when this time is over and I can just go make some ART! I know you all will be happy to move on as well.

I want to point out a few rewards that haven't been taken advantage of yet.
This first one below would really help get us going to meet this pledge goal.
$400 - SIGNED AND NUMBERED 1/1 SPALTED MAPLE SCULPTURE AND NAME AND WORK IN EXHIBITION CATALOG AND INCLUDES AN EXHIBITION CATALOG - I will sculpt a good sized chunk of this spalted maple into a simple form w/ exotic wood base & steel support. The sculpture can be removed from base mount. Each is original! One of the SCULPTURES in the Exhibition Catalog, YOUR NAME IN CATALOG & on WEBSITE. Also of course, I will include the EXHIBITION CATALOG, send a BEAUTIFUL EXHIBITION GREETING CARD with MY SINCERE THANKS, POSTCARD & SEED PACKET. This is a LIMITED REWARD, don't let it get away! See example below.

Darin M. White sculpture Two, One, Carved Spalted Maple, Cocobolo Wood,
Steel, 2011, Private Collection

If the above is a little bit more than you are able to handle, how about this one:
$300 - YOUR CHOICE OF ONE ORIGINAL TRANSFER PRINT ON COPPER PLATE, CUSTOM FRAMED IN SOLID MAPLE BY ARTIST WHICH WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE SOLO EXHIBITION AND EXHIBITION CATALOG - PRE-PURCHASE one of the WORKS from this solo exhibition! Your choice of
ONE of ONLY TWO WORKS AVAILABLE! "APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: EARTH
AND BURLAP" or "APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: BURLAP AND ASHES".  It is a
fraternal twin, sponsor both for $300 each and you have the pair! Also included
is the EXHIBITION CATALOG, an IMAGE OF THIS WORK in the Exhibition
Catalog, YOUR NAME ON WEBSITE and in the CATALOG, a HANDWRITTEN
NOTE GREETING CARD with MY THANKS, the POSTCARD, & SEED PACKET.

My image of the copper works aren't a very good, so I included one of the works below not show on copper, so you can see the details.

Darin M. White, Appropriate Attire: Earth and Burlap, Pencil on paper, 2012

Apparently there aren't very many people who like to be surprised out there!? No, I don't believe it! Here is a great reward that no one has jumped off a cliff for...yet! I included another drawing example below, so if this helps.

SURPRISE QUICK SKETCH AND EXHIBITION CATALOG- For you gamblers and lovers of the thrill! A DRAWING that I make up on the spot. It will look like one of my sketch book drawings, could be pen or pencil depending on my mood. Or, I may pull out a work (print or drawing) FROM MY FLAT FILES! Also you get the EXHIBITION CATALOG, PERSONAL THANKS, GREETING CARD, POSTCARD, SEED PACKET & NAME ON SITE.

Darin M. White, Arrow Antler, Ink on paper, 2012

Ok, last one to highlight. This one a couple of you have pledged for this
one. I have had great responses to these works. Each one is different,
and made with solid beautiful spalted maple wood.

SPALTED MAPLE WEARABLE SCULPTURE - If you are unsure what spalted
maple is see the image and description area. After sculpting, it is connected to
a silver chain or a leather necklace adding the "wearable" part to "sculpture".
So, you get the SPALTED MAPLE WEARABLE SCULPTURE, plus a NOTE
OF THANKS ON GREETING CARD, POSTCARD, SEED PACKET & NAME
ON SITE. This will work for either sex. The one show below is on a different
chain than what will be provided, unless it is what you would prefer. This is
again, just an example as this is my wife's, and she refuses to let this one go.
You however can specify a rough idea of shape and size. The one below is
an extra large showpiece, but some prefer a smaller scale. Want to see other
examples? Click here.

Darin M. White, Spalted Maple Wearable Sculpture example (size and shape will vary)

Ok, that wraps up this long update…Go forth and support creativity!

Please see the link below for more information, great rewards and to pledge:

KICKSTARTER PROJECT
Funding deadline is April 7th, 2012 at 5:03pm CST

Thank you,
Darin
http://darinwhite.com

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    OUTREACH PARTNER - Become an outreach partner and spread the word about this project and receive YOUR NAME ON THE WEBSITE with my heartfelt thanks for your support and encouragement! You will also receive exclusive PROJECT UPDATES before anyone else and insider info! I NEED YOUR HELP TO LET PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THIS PROJECT! Every bit helps! If you want to help even more please look below for other opportunities.

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    DIGITAL EXHIBITION CATALOG - We will provide a PDF of the EXHIBITION CATALOG for this debut solo exhibition. It is a great way to help with costs, but we don't have to ship you anything, it comes right to your email! Brilliant! Plus YOUR NAME ON THE WEBSITE. Of course you could look below at what all you would be missing if you stopped here!

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    SEED PACKET FROM EXHIBITION, PERSONAL THANK YOU NOTE ON POSTCARD FROM EXHIBITION - One of the main works for this exhibition is a site specific installation artwork entitled "Overflow" which is a barn concept full and bursting and spilling out with corn seeds. Viewers at the exhibition in NY will be offered a Seed Packet with a few corn seeds. (Read more/details at right). For supporting at this level I will send you the SEED PACKET with a few seeds and an EXHIBITION POSTCARD with a PERSONAL NOTE OF THANKS for your support & NAME ON SITE. You can pretend you were at the exhibition (even if you weren't)! If you want a T-Shirt, look below!

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    BEAR HEART RINGSPUN T-SHIRT, PERSONAL THANK YOU NOTE GREETING CARD, EXHIBITION POSTCARD & SEED PACKET - Who doesn't need a hip, funky, creative T-Shirt? Your choice of soft ringspun cotton in small, medium, large or extra large (XXL + $1) version of the "Bear Heart" image (See the About This Project for images). The shirt will make for some fun conversations with attentive people, and you can tell them how much you love art! I have also made a beautiful EXHIBITION GREETING CARD with "BEAR HEART" (a mock up and more description is viewable on the left). Plus, I will write a PERSONAL NOTE of thanks to you on the the EXHIBITION GREETING CARD, POSTCARD, and SEED PACKET and NAME ON SITE. Looking for more? The Exhibition Catalog is next!

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    EXHIBITION CATALOG - The Exhibition Catalog will be a BEAUTIFUL and WELL CRAFTED paper back. It will have PROFESSIONAL RENDERINGS of the work as well as the actual IMAGES from the show. (See a mock up version under the Rewards under the description area on left.) The catalog will include BACKGROUND INFORMATION on my process, the madness that it requires to be an artist. Plus a personal note EXHIBITION GREETING CARD, the EXHIBIT POSTCARD SEED PACKET & NAME ON SITE. The show ain't over so if you like, keep reading.

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    LIMITED ADDITION SIGNED EXHIBITION POSTER AND EXHIBITION CATALOG - Things are getting more interesting! How about a 12" x 18" LIMITED EDITION EXHIBITION POSTER to remember your support and this momentous occasion? It will be an image of “OVERFLOW” with details on the Exhibition. Also included is the fabulous EXHIBITION CATALOG. Sure, we will include the PERSONAL NOTE GREETING CARD, POSTCARD, SEED PACKET & NAME ON SITE. Need more? Go on, take a look!

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    SURPRISE QUICK SKETCH AND EXHIBITION CATALOG- For you gamblers and lovers of the thrill! A DRAWING that I make up on the spot. It will look like one of my sketch book drawings, could be pen or pencil depending on my mood. Or, I may pull out a work (print or drawing) FROM MY FLAT FILES! Also you get the EXHIBITION CATALOG, PERSONAL THANKS GREETING CARD, POSTCARD, SEED PACKET & NAME ON SITE. Is there something else below that you can't live without supporting?

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    SIGNED 8.5" x 11" PRINT AND EXHIBITION CATALOG - EXHIBITION CATALOG and YOUR CHOICE of ONE of FOUR ARTWORKS on nice BFK or Reeves paper. Choices are: "OVERFLOW", "BEAR HEART", "APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: EARTH AND BURLAP" or "APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: BURLAP AND ASHES". (See to the left under Rewards for images). Of course you also get the HANDWRITTEN GREETING CARD, POSTCARD, SEED PACKET & NAME ON SITE. This is a lot of art for the money! Want to get even more? See below.

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    SPALTED MAPLE WEARABLE SCULPTURE - If you are unsure what spalted maple is see the image and description area to the left. After sculpting, it is connected to a silver chain or a leather necklace adding the "wearable" part to "sculpture". So, you get the SPALTED MAPLE WEARABLE SCULPTURE, plus a NOTE OF THANKS ON GREETING CARD, POSTCARD, SEED PACKET & NAME ON SITE. Whew, I am worn out. Do you want to look at more?

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    SIGNED 12" x 18" PRINT AND EXHIBITION CATALOG - EXHIBITION CATALOG and YOUR CHOICE of ONE of FOUR ARTWORKS on nice BFK or Reeves paper. Choices are: "OVERFLOW", "BEAR HEART", "APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: EARTH AND BURLAP" or "APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: BURLAP AND ASHES". (See to the left under Rewards for images). Plus HANDWRITTEN GREETING CARD, POSTCARD, SEED PACKET & NAME ON SITE. If you think you can handle it, keep reading...

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    SIGNED 20" x 24" PRINT AND EXHIBITION CATALOG - EXHIBITION CATALOG and YOUR CHOICE of ONE of FOUR ARTWORKS on nice BFK or Reeves paper. Choices are: "OVERFLOW", "BEAR HEART", "APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: EARTH AND BURLAP" or "APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: BURLAP AND ASHES". (See to the left under Rewards for images). Plus HANDWRITTEN GREETING CARD, POSTCARD, SEED PACKET & NAME ON SITE.

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    CONVERSATION WITH THE ARTIST AND EXHIBITION CATALOG AND 12" x 18" PRINT- I will GIVE YOU A CALL for a reasonable time, AND YOU CAN ASK QUESTIONS. Plus print of 4 Choices (details to left), the EXHIBITION CATALOG, HANDWRITTEN GREETING CARD, POSTCARD, SEED PACKET & NAME ON SITE. Keep on keeping on.

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    YOUR CHOICE OF ONE ORIGINAL TRANSFER PRINT ON COPPER PLATE, CUSTOM FRAMED IN SOLID MAPLE BY ARTIST WHICH WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE SOLO EXHIBITION AND EXHIBITION CATALOG - PRE-PURCHASE one of the WORKS from this solo exhibition! Your choice of ONE of ONLY TWO WORKS AVAILABLE! "APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: EARTH AND BURLAP" or "APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: BURLAP AND ASHES". (See image of both to the left). It is a fraternal twin, sponsor both for $300 each and you have the pair! Also included is the EXHIBITION CATALOG, an IMAGE OF THIS WORK in the Exhibition Catalog, YOUR NAME ON WEBSITE and in the CATALOG, a HANDWRITTEN NOTE GREETING CARD with MY THANKS, the POSTCARD, & SEED PACKET. Hungry for more?

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    MEAL WITH ARTIST AND HIS WIFE IN LAWRENCE, KS (DINNER FOR 2 + US) AND EXHIBITION CATALOG - We will all get a great dinner and good company and you feed a couple of starving artists. Plus the EXHIBITION CATALOG, YOUR NAME on the WEBSITE and IN THE CATALOG, PERSONAL GREETING CARD, POSTCARD, and SEED PACKET. If you have additional parties that want to come for the meal add $50 for each. (Travel not provide). NY meal is below farther.

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    SIGNED AND NUMBERED 1/1 SPALTED MAPLE SCULPTURE AND NAME AND WORK IN EXHIBITION CATALOG AND INCLUDES AN EXHIBITION CATALOG - I will sculpt a good sized chunk of this spalted maple into a simple form w/ exotic wood base & steel support. The sculpture can be removed from base mount. Each is original! One of the SCULPTURES in the Exhibition Catalog, YOUR NAME IN CATALOG & on WEBSITE. Also of course, I will include the EXHIBITION CATALOG, send a BEAUTIFUL EXHIBITION GREETING CARD with MY SINCERE THANKS, POSTCARD & SEED PACKET. This is a LIMITED REWARD, don't let it get away! (See example the example sculpture in Rewards section of About This Project).

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    MEAL WITH ARTIST (AND HOPEFULLY HIS WIFE) IN NY, NY (DINNER FOR 2 + US) AND EXHIBITION CATALOG - During the exhibition, I would love to sit down and have dinner with you and a friend/ significant other. This will give us some time to shoot the breeze, hang out and talk about art and life. My wife may be able to come depending on the funds raised. (NOTE: The meal will be in April some time, but the catalog is estimated to deliver in September). Plus the EXHIBITION CATALOG, YOUR NAME on the WEBSITE and IN THE CATALOG, PERSONAL GREETING CARD, POSTCARD, and SEED PACKET. If you have additional parties that want to come for the meal add $75 for each. (Travel not provide). Want your name on the gallery window? See below...

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    BECOME A LISTED INDIVIDUAL SPONSOR A SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION, NUMBERED 12" x 18" PRINT PLUS AN EXHIBITION CATALOG - I am glad to include your name (Limited in length) to the Brooklyn, NY gallery's front window which is displaying the title of the exhibition.12" x 18" PRINT on BFK or Arches paper with ARTWORK OF YOUR CHOICE of the four images (shown in the Exhibition Prints Listing to the left). We will include an EXHIBITION CATALOG, YOUR NAME on the WEBSITE and IN THE CATALOG, PERSONAL GREETING CARD, POSTCARD, and SEED PACKET. (NOTE: The Sponsorship will be placed in April, but the catalog is estimated in September). Are you a business, or want your name higher on the window? Larger print? Look further!

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    BECOME A LISTED BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUAL SPONSOR, SIGNED 20" x 24" PRINT AND EXHIBITION CATALOG - The more you are able to sponsor, the higher up on the listing you will be located. Looking forward to PLACING YOUR COMPANY's OR YOUR NAME (Limited in length) on the Brooklyn, NY GALLERY's FRONT WINDOW which is displaying the title of the exhibition. Your company (or name) is ALSO LISTED on WEBSITE as a SPONSOR, and in the EXHIBITION CATALOG. Award includes 20" x 24" PRINT on BFK or Arches paper with ARTWORK OF YOUR CHOICE of the four images (shown in the Exhibition Prints Listing to the left). Plus, PERSONAL NOTE on GREETING CARD, POSTCARD, & SEED PACKET. (NOTE: The Sponsorship will be placed in April, but the catalog is estimated in September). Please add $35 to the reward for each additional catalog required.

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    BECOME A LISTED BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUAL SPONSOR AN EXHIBITION CATALOG PLUS A ORIGINAL ARTWORK PRODUCED FOR YOUR BUSINESS/HOME - Show how much your business loves art! We will LIST YOUR COMPANY's or YOUR NAME (Limited in length) on the Brooklyn, NY GALLERY's FRONT WINDOW, which is displaying the title of the exhibition. Your company will also be LISTED in CATALOG & WEBPAGE as as a MAJOR SPONSOR. (NOTE: The Sponsorship will be placed in April, but the catalog is estimated in September). I will produce an ORIGINAL WORK OF ART for you (a small sculpture or framed monoprint). Plus you get the EXHIBITION CATALOG, a PERSONAL NOTE of thanks on the GREETING CARD, the POSTCARD & SEED PACKET.

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    ARTIST TALK/ DISCUSSION AT YOUR SCHOOL, BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION ETC AND EXHIBITION CATALOG - I will travel to your location (within the continental US - International travel additional) and set up an artist talk/ discussion. We will have to agree on dates and details. My wife and I have spoken all over the country about art, life and more. I usually prefer interactive discussions, as they are more interesting for everyone involved, but hey it is your reward! If you would like to have my wife Shannon (an amazing artist and arts advocate) come please add $1,500 to the pledge amount. References and C/V available. I will include the EXHIBITION CATALOG, a PERSONAL NOTE of thanks on the GREETING CARD, the POSTCARD, & SEED PACKET. (NOTE: catalog is not estimated till September).

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    BECOME A LISTED BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUAL SPONSOR AND YOU AQUIRE THE "OVERFLOW" SCULPTURE (Included in this exhibition) Reclaimed and fabricated pallets, corn seed 2012 - Own part of this debut solo exhibition and the NAMESAKE of the title of the show! (See images under EXHIBITION PRINTS on the left of this page.) Once the work is finished being on exhibit April 26th, the work will be available to pick up or have shipped to you. Shipping cost will depend on location and will need to be added to the reward amount unless handled by buyer. If you need a shipping estimate, contact me. Looking forward to PLACING YOUR COMPANY's OR YOUR NAME (Limited in length) on the Brooklyn, NY GALLERY's FRONT WINDOW which is displaying the title of the exhibition. Also you will BE LISTED AS MAJOR SPONSOR on WEBSITE, and in the EXHIBITION CATALOG. You also get an EXHIBITION CATALOG, A very long THANK YOU CARD with my PERSONAL THANKS on the EXHIBITION GREETING CARD, POSTCARD & SEED PACKET. (NOTE: catalog is not estimated till September).

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    BECOME A LISTED BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUAL SPONSOR AND YOU AQUIRE THE "BEAR HEART" SCULPTURE (Included in this exhibition, see images under EXHIBITION PRINTS on the left of this page.) - This is a major work included in this exhibition. This was just produced and it is the first time it has ever been shown! A GREAT OPPORTUNITY to help with this DEBUT SOLO EXHIBITION. Once the work is finished being on exhibit April 26th, the work will be available to pick up or have shipped to you. We can work out logistics. Shipping will depend on location and will need to be added to the reward amount unless handled by buyer. If you need a shipping estimate, let me know. Looking forward to PLACING YOUR COMPANY's OR YOUR NAME (Limited in length) on the Brooklyn, NY GALLERY's FRONT WINDOW which is displaying the title of the exhibition. Also you will BE LISTED AS MAJOR SPONSOR on WEBSITE, and in the EXHIBITION CATALOG. You also get an EXHIBITION CATALOG, A very long THANK YOU CARD with my PERSONAL THANKS (nice long thanks!) on the EXHIBITION GREETING CARD, POSTCARD & SEED PACKET. (NOTE: catalog is not estimated till September).

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